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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 7590

   
 

*HB0644107590HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. MINER, 66th Dist.

REP. GENTILE, 104th Dist.

REP. WRIGHT E. , 41st Dist.

SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

SEN. MAYNARD, 18th Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. LEONE, 27th Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6441

File No. 88

Cal. No. 86

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE DAM SAFETY PROGRAM. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 22a-45d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Commissioners of Public Health and Agriculture and the Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, shall establish a [contingency] plan, within available appropriations, for the [spraying] use or application of larvicide to control mosquitoes. [in the event of an outbreak of infectious disease in any human or animal population due to mosquito infestation. ]

(b) Not later than September 1, 2013, the plan described in subsection (a) of this section shall be updated to establish: (1) A prohibition on the use or application of methoprene or resmethrin in any storm drain or conveyance for water within the coastal boundary, as described in subsection (b) of section 22a-94; (2) a record-keeping, reporting and Internet posting requirement for the use or application of methoprene or resmethrin for mosquito control within the coastal area, as described in subsection (a) of section 22a-94, by any municipality or the state; and (3) recommendations for a pilot program to evaluate the retail sale and use of methoprene and resmethrin for mosquito control within the coastal area, as described in subsection (a) of section 22a-94, that is labeled for mosquito control in streams, storm drains, storm gutters, and bird baths to ensure that such methoprene and resmethrin use is consistent with the labeling requirements of such methoprene or resmethrin product.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, methoprene or resmethrin may be introduced into a storm drain, wetland or other body of water where mosquito larvae are found or suspected if such introduction is recommended by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to prevent an increasing threat of mosquito-borne disease, based on an evaluation of mosquito and mosquito larvae surveillance by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in accordance with the state's Mosquito Management Program."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

22a-45d